Apr 8, 2013

Review: Carl's Jr. - Jim Beam Bourbon Burger

Carl's Jr.'s Jim Beam Bourbon Burger features a "rich and tangy sauce flavored with Jim Beam bourbon," a single, double, or Six Dollar Burger patty, onion straws, two strips of bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a sesame seed bun.

I went with the single for $3.89.

The defining bourbon-flavored sauce was really sweet, just a little tangy, and just ever so slightly spicy. To make sure you get the flavor, they spread it on the top and bottom bun of the burger. It ends up being pretty excessive and covering up a lot of the other ingredients. I'd prefer it on either the top or bottom bun, but not both.
The burger patty was thick and beefy with a decent amount of char, while staying somewhat moist.

The bacon strips were of decent size and decent flavor.
The cheese was nicely melted and vaguely cheesy, but I couldn't detect any pepper jack flavor. It ends up just adding a little creaminess to the burger.

The onion straws imparted a fairly strong onion flavor and a decent crunch as well.

The lettuce and tomatoes were pretty fresh and the bun was solid.

Overall, I mostly liked Carl's Jr.'s Jim Beam Bourbon Burger save for its defining flavor; there was way too much Jim Beam bourbon sauce and it was really sweet with the way it was spread on the burger.

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. Jim Beam Bourbon Burger - Single (296g)
Calories - 770 (from Fat - 310)
Fat - 34g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 1350mg
Carbs - 85g (Sugar - 33g)
Protein - 32g


  1. This burger is in my top Carl's Jr 'premium' burgers, ooohhhh

  2. Best burger I've had from Carl's

  3. ThisSandwichIsSh1tFriday, April 26, 2013

    Ditto, Im thoroughly disappointed with the burger, the sauce RUINED it for me. 1st bite - "best burger ever", 2nd bite - "okay its a little sweet" 3rd bite - "Ok too damn sweet (Proceed to wipe sauce off w/ napkin)" 4th bite "Still to damn sweet (Discover theres even MORE sauce on the bottom and proceed to wipe it off with napkin)" 5th bite - "manageable but still too sweet for any burger that i'd eat, and wasn't free...." Yea im pretty pissed since I actually drove a good distance out of my route home to get this burger.

  4. What a wonderful way to introduce your whiskey to our children my hat goes off keep up the good work

  5. Love this burger

  6. Felt the same way mate! I thought that sickly sweet flavour was the onion straws and so removed them, but with every mouthful, the burger got sweeter and sweeter. Now I know why. Was definitely the most revolting burger I've even eaten in my life!!!!! Amazes me that so many people claim it's the best burger they've ever eaten???


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